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Taking days to pour over and form an estimate with pencil, paper, blueprints, and a hand-held calculator may get the concrete bid done, but it is an expensive waste of time that can cost you thousands of dollars. Human error and rough estimates based on old data can lead to over estimating costs and a lost bid. You can miss something and under bid your estimates, win the contract, but now you have undercut your labor and materials and may have to eat it. This isn’t the foundation of good project management.
This is why On Center Software’s On-Screen Takeoff, Quick Bid and Digital Production Control have become the concrete industry standard.
Calculate area takeoff with one click. Quantities are available instantly for length, volume, rebar, mesh, riser count, and surface area. Easily share electronic plans between the office and the construction site. View your plans and digitized blueprints from a laptop or mobile tablet device.
Estimates can be assembled easily and quickly, reviewed and revised with last-minute changes recalculated. They are not set in stone. Detailed bids generate in an hour or less. Quick Bid streamlines the estimating process by automating and consolidating many functions, minimizing data-entry errors, miscommunications, duplications, and manual calculation mistakes. Concrete contractors can quickly calculate everything they need to estimate and bid on foundations, curb & gutter, slab-on-grade, site cast, tilt-up, or lift-slab projects. Quick Bid provides an email quote process, eQuote, for suppliers to submit pricing. This feature allows concrete contractors to adjust bids to up-to-the minute pricing quickly.
Everything goes much more quickly with On-Screen Takeoff. It saves all the data, so even with constant interruptions I don’t need to worry about remembering where I left off. It makes it very simple to see what you need and what you need to finish. It also colors everything, so you can see which area you looked at.
Phil Harrell - Senior Estimator
Digital Production Control
Incorporate your actual site area from takeoff, to bid, to build. It integrates and digitizes data from On-Screen Takeoff and Quick Bid and brings it all together for real time analysis of your current concrete job and a jump start on future bids. Digital Production Control continuously records project data for a detailed record of metrics. Automated audit trails and detailed documentation of completion stages help clarify decisions and approvals should legal disputes arise.
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